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Peter Cincotti

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Like a pilot in a cockpit, when Cincotti sits down at a piano it’s as if the world is at his fingertips. Whether he is soloing over a song that showcases his jazz roots, or playing a catchy hook from one of his popular originals, Peter blend genres while bringing active, rhythmic piano playing back into the landscape of modern music. 

​Peter learned how to play the instrument at the same age he learned how to walk and talk. It’s as integral to him as the bare essential elements of life. “It wasn’t something that I ever thought about doing, it was just something I did,” he recalls. “And as I got older, I consciously walked the line of learning more, and learning too much. The minute it gets too cerebral, it’s over.”

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Article: Book Excerpts

Ain’t But a Few of Us

Read "Ain’t But a Few of Us" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The following is an excerpt from the section “Magazine Freelancers" taken from Ain't But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story edited by Willard Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2022). Magazine Freelancers by John Murph John Murph has successfully channeled his voracious appetite for modern music into a keenly social outlook that takes ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

October 2022: Smile

Read "October 2022: Smile" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Tawanda Smile Resonance Records 2022 Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim, known professionally as Tawanda, tied for first place in the 9th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition held in June 2021. That is fresh talent. Tawanda won this award only a year after making her stage debut, a feat, surpassed only by ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

November is a celebration of Italian American jazz artists at Chris’ Jazz Café and their favorite dishes that reflect their heritage. “All month long we’re showcasing musicians with Italian roots,” said Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno. “We thought it would be fun to tie in their favorite dishes, so guests can actually eat what the artists enjoy.” The ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Notable and Nearly Missed 2015

Read "Notable and Nearly Missed 2015" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


John Petrucelli Quintet--The Way (Self Produced, 2014). New Jersey-native saxophonist John Petrucelli is an ambitious young man releasing his debut recording, The Way, as a two-CD set. The eleven selections presented are divided roughly in half, original compositions to standards. Petrucelli's quintet contains both a guitar and piano as harmony instruments, providing a fully-realized foundation for ...

Article: Album Review

Peter Oprisko - Sean Baker Orchestra: Lost in a Kiss

Read "Lost in a Kiss" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Senza attendere il successo planetario di Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Jr. e Peter Cincotti, la tradizione statunitense del crooner s'è mantenuta grazie al florido mercato musicale che opera in locali notturni, casinò, ristoranti e hotel. Peter Oprisko è uno dei migliori esponenti di questo filone, grazie alla vicinanza stilistica con Frank Sinatra ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

The Jazz Ballad Gauntlet: Rebecca Parris and Beat Kaestli

Read "The Jazz Ballad Gauntlet: Rebecca Parris and Beat Kaestli" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


bal * lad :noun \'ba-ləd\ A slow popular song that is typically about love. The ballad remains one of the most durable vehicles in any music genre. In jazz, it is a make-or-break format capable of revealing the haves and haves not in the jazz vocals department. There have been ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzablanca Festival 2013: Casablanca, Morocco, March 30 - April 4, 2013

Read "Jazzablanca Festival 2013: Casablanca, Morocco, March 30 - April 4, 2013" reviewed by Mehdi El Mouden


Jazzablanca Festival 2013Casablanca, MoroccoMarch 30--April 4,2013A chronological scan through the list of artists who have played in jazzablanca Festival for the last seven years reveals a strong wish to improve and position the event as a leading jazz festival in Morocco, beside Tanjazz in Tangiers and jazz au Chellah in Rabat. Indeed, each ...

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News: Festival

Marcus Miller: Casablanca, Morocco, April 24, 2012

Marcus Miller: Casablanca, Morocco, April 24, 2012

By Mehdi El Mouden A number of great American jazzmen have visited Morocco to play in the numerous jazz festivals organized throughout the year, to name Archie Shepp,Randy Weston,Roy Hargroove,Peter Cincotti and many other American figures who made their stamp on Jazz History. This time was Marcus Miller's turn to tread Jazzablanca's stage on a memorable ...

Album

East Of Angel Town

Label: Warner Bros.
Released: 2009


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